Brit., Informal tea, a light snack, etc. served in the late morning
Origin of elevensesplural of elevens, luncheon, plural of eleven: origin, originally an eleven-o'clock meal
plural nounChiefly British
Tea or coffee taken at midmorning and often accompanied by a snack.
- (UK) A snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the late morning.
From dialectal elevens (“the eleven-o'clock meal”).